FitLit

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle: Advice from a Professional Bodybuilder

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Tom Venuto and I go way back. Not that he’d know me from Adam; it’s just that I bought his original Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-book back in 2003. Dog-eared and highlighted to death, my downloadable version has seen better years, hence I was first in-line to snag an updated and newly available …
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Review: The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor

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A while ago, we ran two posts from Jonathan Bailor all about the "calorie myth" and why counting calories doesn't work and how all calories are not equal. The posts were brilliant (check them out here and here). And now Jonathan has taken those ideas, TONS of research and examples, and put them …
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6 Healthy Books to Read in 2014

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If you're like most people --- including me! --- you've probably vowed to eat a little cleaner and greener in 2014. But just saying you want to do it doesn't make it happen. I know; if only it was that easy! To make a lasting change you want enthusiasm, fun ideas and, of course, recipes to keep your …
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How Cool Is ‘The Cool Impossible’?

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If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of runners, you need just three words: "Born to Run." People tend to be very much for or completely against barefoot running, and this book is kind of a bible when it comes to this polarizing topic. The Cool Impossible is written by the coach …
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Want to Do a Triathlon? This Book Will Get You to the Finish (With a Smile!)

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Have you found yourself toying with the idea of signing up for a triathlon? You're not alone. The sport has reached an all-time high in popularity, according to Reuters, with the total number of participants rising 59 percent from 2008 to 2011. See? I'm not the only one jawing about it. While …
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7 Fit and Inspiring Books to Add to Your Fall Reading List

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Doesn't this time of year just make you want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa? Especially if it's after a good workout and shower and you're in your comfy sweats? Yeah, us, too. And to do just that, here are seven books we've recently been sent --- all are fit and inspiring in …
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Review: Unleash the Power of the Female Brain (With Giveaway!)

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When I first got Unleash the Power of the Female Brain here at FBG HQ, my first thought was: "Female brain. Why does it have to be a female brain?" Then I saw that the book was written by a dude, and the feminist in me got all fired up. But, after sitting down and actually, you know, reading it, I …
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Why Can’t We Seem to Get Enough? Our Review of the Book Craving

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Man, we've been talking a lot about food issues lately, right? First we reviewed this amazingly intense and powerful book on overcoming food addiction, and today we're sharing our thoughts on another book that covers the same topic, but in a much different way and through a much different lens. …
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If You Struggle With Food Addiction, Shades of Hope Is Your Book—and We’re Giving It Away!

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The first time I heard of Shades of Hope Treatment Center and Tennie McCarty was on TV. I stumbled upon a reality show about food addiction, and I was simply fascinated with it. McCarty took people with all kinds of eating issues---anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder---and had them live …
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We Read It: Shred the Revolutionary Diet and Thinner This Year

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Diet books promise a lot---lose weight, get stronger, feel sexy! But do they really deliver? Here's our take on two recent releases. (And shameless self-promotional plug: We have our very own healthy living book coming out on Dec. 31. Pre-order it now!) Shred: The Revolutionary Diet The idea of …
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